During the series finale episode of WandaVision, Agatha Harkness spoke of a particular prophecy contained within a chapter of the Darkhold.
“The Scarlet Witch is not born; she is forged. She has no coven or need for incantation. Her power exceeds that of the Sorcerer Supreme. It is her destiny to destroy the world.”
With the Scarlet Witch’s next appearance coming up in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, now would be an excellent time to catch up on this prophecy and see what clues it may hide concerning what we can come to expect from Wanda Maximoff come 2022.
The first two phrases are pretty self-explanatory. The Scarlet Witch not being born but forged refers to her origin. We have no clear indication yet whether or not Wanda’s power existed before her exposure to the Mind Stone. We only get a slight hint of it during Episode 8 of WandaVision. But I believe that phrase of the prophecy refers to how the Scarlet Witch herself comes to be. The loss of her parents, brother, and lover, becoming an experiment for HYDRA, becoming an Avenger, and so on.
All of the events that have transpired with Wanda in the MCU have led her to the moment where she accepts her destiny and becomes the Scarlet Witch at the end of WandaVision. As for the “She has no coven or need for incantation” line, it’s referring to how Wanda does not need to do incantations or has entered into any coven because she simply is THAT powerful.
Now the following line is perhaps the most interesting one of the prophecy. “Her power exceeds that of the Sorcerer Supreme.” At which point I asked myself, which one? Everyone who heard this line immediately assumed that Agatha meant Doctor Strange since he is the Sorceror Supreme in the comics. The problem is Stephen isn’t the Sorceror Supreme YET.
There is the possibility that with the events of WandaVision and Multiverse of Madness being two years apart, Stephen could have become Sorceror Supreme during that time. But I don’t think that will be the case because earning the title of Sorceror Supreme is something Marvel would not give Stephen off-screen.
So, if Agatha refers to the Sorceror Supreme, but it isn’t Stephen Strange, who could she be referring to? Could it be the Ancient One, the former Sorceror Supreme? Or perhaps a Sorceror Supreme from the Multiverse, one capable of swallowing the immense power from the Infinity Stones? Maybe it’s someone else entirely new or someone that many of us were not expecting to see take on the mantle?
Even so, regardless of who Agatha is referring to, Wanda is destined to become a very powerful Nexus Being by the time we reach the Doctor Strange sequel. And she will need that power if she is to beat Professor X and the rest of the Illuminati when the time comes.
As for the final phrase in the prophecy, it’ll be evident that Wanda Maximoff could potentially pose as an antagonistic force to our protagonists come Multiverse of Madness. Her intentions, however good they may seem, could come to harm the very fabric of the Multiverse and put Stephen and Co. in a very difficult position against their former ally. But we’ll see what will come to be when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases in March 2022.